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December 2018

No Classes Dec. 17th  – Jan 5th  The Claire School of Dance will be  CLOSED for winter break December 17th through January 5th. Children’s classes will resume Monday, January 7th.   Parents Day in December Parents are invited to attend class Dec. 10-15th for a first-hand look at what students have been learning. Free candy […]

November 2018

  Thanksgiving Break     There will be NO CLASSES Thanksgiving week, November 19th – 24th.  Classes resume November 26th. Ms Claire – Anatomy for Ballet Teachers Workshop In October, Ms. Claire took part in a workshop in anatomy for ballet teachers taught by Judith Reyn, former dancer with Royal Ballet Company and Stuttgart Ballet who now […]

How to Talk So Children Will Listen – Part 1

I have two sons, both now in college.  In addition, over the past twenty years, I personally have had over 1500 students. I have had ample opportunity to witness – and practice – those approaches to dealing with children which deliver the best results. This article is the first in a series outlining parenting books […]

October 2018

No Classes On Halloween After consultation with many of our Wednesday parents, we will NOT hold any classes Wednesday, October 31. Happy Trick or Treating!   Halloween Class Makeup Make up classes for Halloween will be held Wednesday, December 19th, at the usual class times. Trick or Treat – UNICEF Bring your dimes and quarters […]

4 Things Parents Show Know In Choosing A Dance School

“Four Things Parents Should Know In Choosing A Dance School” is a free publication of the Claire School of Dance.  Click here to download the full brochure.  Below you will find an abridged version. For many parents, the world of dance is a mysterious place.  Choosing a dance school, then, can be a uncertain process. […]

September 2018

  FALL CLASSES START TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th Our academic school year begins Tuesday, September 4th . Our satellite schools (Grace Day, St. Matthew’s and Cathedral House) start the following week, September 10th.   Uniform Sales – Saturdays August 25 and September 8 For the convenience of parents, we stock leotards and skirts for classes preballet and […]

July 2018

Come to Our Open House!   Saturday, July 28th , from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., we’ll be offering a free photo session, free trial classes, cookies,  and registration and class information for fall classes.   Ms. Claire will be taking portrait photos of each child.  The photo session and downloads are free. Prints will […]

May 2018

Parents Day Demonstrations   All CM1, CM2, CM3, and the Saturday tap classes at Lambert Hall and Grace United will have their last class and Demonstration in class, the week of May 7th.  Parents are invited to watch what the children have learned. All children will receive fairy crowns and flowers. NO MAKEUPS ARE ALLOWED IN […]

April 2018

Fall Registration Open   Brochures for our 2018/2019 year will soon be available.  Registration for fall classes will begin April 2nd.     April Unit Study – Joseph Haydn   Our unit study for April is the composer Joseph Haydn (HI din). Click here for a downloadable handout with youtube links. This year’s recital is […]